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Ghattmoogi Unitersiti. 



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haltanooga OniueF^itij. 

full corps of office 

fHIS new institution of learning will open Wednesday, September 15, 1886 
and teacliers, among whom the following may be announced : 

Rev. E. S. Lewis, A. M., Dean of tbe College of Liberal Arts, and Acting President. 
Rev. J. J. Manker, D. D., Dean of the School of Theology. 
Prof. Wilford Caulkins, A. M., Professor of Ancient Languages. 
Rev. W. W. Hooper, A. M.. Professor of Mathematics. 
Mrs. Mary M. Presnell, M. E. L., Preceptress and Teacher of French. 
The aim has been to secure experienced and successful teachers, and the names here announced will ( 
niand the confidence of the public. Other members of the Faculty will be equally satisfactory. 
Before the opening of tlie session ample provision will be made for instruction in the Modei 
the Natural Sciences, and in other branches in the Department of Liberal Arts and of Theology. 

The Department of Music is being arranged, and it will meet the expectation of those who wish instrueliun 
in either vocal or instrumental music. 

All who attend the University will be entitled to attend, free of cost, the Coui-se of Lectures by distin- 
guished Men of Letters and Members of the Liberal Professions. 

All helpful Literary facilities will be placed within reach of the students to incite in them a taste for learn- 
ing, and encourage them to form habits of study. 

^'■THE LnEflTrnN.<- 

Chattanooga, the seat of the University, already a historic city, is one of the most enterprising places in 
the South, and is centrally located and easy of access. The University grounds comprise twelve acres in the 
residence portion of the city, so elevated that they command an unobstructed view of Mount Lookout, Mission 
Ridge, and Walden's Ridge, with glimpses of the Tennessee River. Statistics show the city to be healthful, and 
the University has a most favorable location — one that will be conducive to the health of its teachers and 



Is a four-story brick structure, with a high stone basement — 120 feet front by 100 feet deep — containing over 
eighty rooms, besides wardrobes, bath-rooms, and every modern convenience. The architectural beauty of the 
building is marked by all, and the internal arrangement and finish are not surpassed, if equaled, by auy school 
building in the South, The plan is the result of long experience and wide observation in the educational field, 
and the chief aim has been to provide for the comfort, convenience, and health of the teachers and students. 
The entire building will be lighted by gas, supplied with water, and heated by steam, thereby securing the 
largest degree of safety, as well as comfort. 


Complete courses of study will be arranged for the various Departments. The studies in Preparatory 
Schools will be extended to meet the wants of those who may wish at least one year's work in the common 
branches. Regular exercises in composition will be required throughout the course, and Literary Societies will be 
organized to afford greater opportunities for exercise in debate, elocution, composition, and other means for 
mental and social culture. 

Tuition for each term will be ten dollars; and board (including furnished rooms warmed and lighted) will 
be two dollars ($2.00) per week. Students in the Theological Department will have free tuition, and be 
charged only one-half the regular rates for board. The children of all miuisters engaged in regular ministerial 
work will have free tuition. Music, Fine Arts, French, and German will be extra — but the terms will be as 
low as practicable. 

i-half at the beginning of the term, and the other half in the middle of the term, 
rates will be secured for students on all the lines of railroad leading into the city. 
vill range from two dollai's and a half to five dollars per term, depending upon the 

All bills payable o 
The lowest possibl 
The cost of books 
;rade of the student. 

Each student must coi 
umbrella, waterproof, and i 


! furnished with towels and napkins, and each young lady should be provided with 


Fall Term begins, Wednesday, September 15, 1886; closes, Wednesday, December 23d. Winter Term 
begius, Wednesday, January 5, 1887 ; closes, Thursday, March 24th. Spring Term begins, Monday, March 
28th; closes, Wednesday, June 15th. 

For further information address Rev. E. S. Lewis, Chattanooga, Tenn. 


Fifteen years ago Drs. Cohleigh, Fuller, Pearne, Spence, and their co-adjutors in the Central South, under- 

X standing the educational wants of this section, developed the grand idea of a University that should be the ce}i- 

1 iral institvtion for the Holston, Central Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Blue Ridge, and Virginia Conferences 

J of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In course of time (his idea gathered such force that a committee, 

/ representing these conferences, was raised to select a location for such a Central University, and this com- 

\ mittee, after visiting the three, cities that seemed most eligible, expressed its preference as follows: First, 

\ Chattanooga; Second, Knoxville ; Third, Athens. The Freedmen's Aid Society which, representing the Meth- 

' odist Episcopal Church in its educational work in the South, was to provide the property, concurred with the 

locating committee in its first choice, namely, Chattanooga. This selection was subsequently approved by the 

Holston and other Conferences, and tlie Freedmen's Aid Society proceeded to secure sufiicient land, and put 

up an adequate building. The result is the best structure owned by our Church in the South, and a property 

; for which, by the time the school is opened, fully §90,000 will have been expended — chiefly the ofleriug of our 

t Methodism to her Southern educational work in the Central South — that the conferences named may have the 

I Central University which has been the dream and hope of their wisest and best men. Let a full school be the 

ml munificent work of our Church. 

appreciative response to tlu 

RUST, Cor. Sec 

J. WL. WALDHIM, President 

University Board of Trustees 

s Aid Societv. 

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Chattanooga University, 


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President, Rev. Bishop J. M. Walden, D. D., LL. D. 

Vice-Presidents, . . . H. S. Chamberlain, J. F. Loomis. 

Secretary, Rev. J. J. Manker, D. D. 

Treasurer, Dr. J. H. Van Deman. 


Ex-officio : Rev. Bishop J. M. Walden, D. D., LL. D., Chattanooga. 
Rev. R. S. Rust, D. D., LL. D., Cincinnati, O. 
Rev. E. S. Lewis, A. M., Chattanooga. 

term expires in 1887. 

J. W. Adams, Chattanooga ; *Hon. Creed F. Bates, Chatta- 
nooga ; Rev. T. C. Carter, D. D., Chattanooga; Rev. J. L. Free- 
man, Wahiut Grove, Ala.; A. J. Gahagan, Chattanooga; J. B. 
Hoxsie, Knoxville"; Rev. C. S. Long, Ph. D., Asheville, N. C; 
Rev. J. W. McNeill, Tullahoma ; tjudge J. W. Ramsey, Cleve- 
land ; Dr. J. R. Rathmell, Chattanooga ; Rev. L. D. Ellington, 
Blue Ridge, Ga.; S. D. Wester, Chattanooga; Rev. J. C. Wright, 


H. C. Beck, Chattanooga; Rev. J. A. Thurman, Atlanta, Ga.; 
Hon. Alvin Hawkins, Huntingdon; Judge D. M. Key, Chatta- 
nooga ; Rev. Ralph Pierce, Tullahoma ; D. E. Rees, Chattanooga ; 
Rev. J. D. Roberson, Bakersville, N. C; Rev. J. J. Robinette, 
A. M., Cleveland; William Rule, Knoxville; Rev. E. H. Vaughan, 
Roanoke, Va.; Rev. T. C. Warner, D. D., Chattanooga; J. T. 
Wilder, Chattanooga. 

'^ Resigned. t Deceased. 

Chattanooga University. 3 


H. S. Chamberlain, Chattanooga; Rev. R. J. Cooke, D. D., 
Cleveland; J. F. Loomis, Chattanooga; Rev. J. J. Manker, D. D., 
Chattanooga; Rev. J. W. Mann, D. D., Knoxville ; Rev. James 
Mitchell, D. D., Atlanta, Ga.; Rev. W. H. Rogers, Stamper; Dr. 
J. H. Van Deman, Chattanooga; D.Woodworth, Jr., Chattanooga. 


Ex-offido: Rev. Bishop J. M. Walden, D. D., LL. D. 
Rev. R. S. Rust, D. D., LL. D. 
Rev. E. S. Lewis, A. M. 

J. W. Adams, Hon. Creed F. Bates, Henry C. Beck, A. J. 
Gahagan, J. F. Loomis; Rev. J. J. Manker, D. D., Secretary ; Dr. 
J. R. Rathmell ; D. E, Rees, Chairman; Rev. T. C. Warner, D. D., 
Samuel D. Wester. 


Rev, E. S. LEWIS, A. M., 
Acting Presicieiif, and Dean of the College of Liberal At is. 

Rev. T. T. M ANKER, D. D., 

Dean of the School of Theology. 


Professor of Ancient Langtiages. 

Rev W. W. HOOPER, A. M., 


Professor of Natural Science. 

Mrs. MARY M. PRESNELL, M. E. L., Preceptress, 
Professor of English Literature. 

Professor of Ancient Languages. 

Instructor in Mathematics. 



Instructor in Modern Languages. 

Instructor in English. 


Director of the Musical Department. 

Director of the Art Department. 

* Fall and Winter Term, 
t Spring Term. 



SEN^rOS C;I,,A.S&., 

Emma Lee Davis,' Yellow Sulphur. 

Samuel Lee Hawortli,^ Newmarket. 

Lewis Morgan, Soddy. 

Olive Rathmell,^ Lockbourne, Oliio. 

Fletcher Reagan, Gatlinburg. 

John Hell Rice,i Lot, Ky. 

William Egbert Rogers,' Gainesville, Texas. 

Henry Baker Caulkins, Knoxville. 

David Lee Caulkins, Knoxville. 

George Washington Gardenhire,^ Chattanooga. 

Matthew Hillsman nagaman,^ Little Doe. 

James Sawyer Jones, Athens. 

Robert Manning Marshall, Middle Creek. 

Thomas Wright Matney, Jr., Shell Creek. 

John Alexander Miller, Riceville. 

George F. Milton,' Chattanooga. 

Rubia Lenore Shanefelter,' Chattanooga. 

Laclede Barrow, Hillsboro, O. 

Wilis. Beck, Hill City. 

Walter Maxwell Conuable, Petoskey, Mich. 

James Mitchell Hope, Vancouver. 

Carrie Hurlbert, Chattanooga. 

Winnifred T. King, Chicago, 111. 

Minnehaha Rife, West Jefferson, O. 

M-iry Emma Wilson, Chattanooga. 

William Wesley Young, Monroe, Wis. 

I — Scientific Course 2 — Philosophical Course 

) Chattanooga University. 



Turnley Armstrong,' Chattanooga. 

Augusta Sara Downing, ^ St. Elmo. 

Will C. Gardenhire, Chattanooga. 

Jesse Hix Gillespie, Leicester, N. C. 

Truman Merida Griffin, Cleveland. 

Cary Shoun Hagaman,'' Little Doe. 

David Fletcher Osteen, Jr., Unionville. 

Thomas B. Stapp, Chattanooga. 


Nettie Gertrude Bardshar,' Clyde, O. 

Asa Passavant Brooks, King's Point. 

Charlotte Theodora Cobleigh,' Athens. 

Will Forney Hughes, ' Gadsden, Ala. 

John Brownlovir Jacobs, Eve ]\lill. 

Robert Barton McCallie, Mission Ridge. 

Frank Merriam, Chattanooga. 

Samuel Edgeman Paul,' Rhea Springs. 

John Hall Rathbun,' Atlanta, Ga. 

Clifford Eugene Richards, Sidney, O. 

John Jonas Shingler, Huntingdon. 

Elisha Walden, Chattanooga. 

Samuel Fishburn Way,* Waynesville, O. 

William Charles Wunschow,^ Chattanooga. 


Harriet S. Acheson, New Kent, Va. 

Nettie Allen, Chattanooga. 

Eva Zella Armstrong, Chattanooga. 

Annie Amelia Aull, Chattanooga. 

Fred. Aull, Chattanooga. 

James Bates Baker, Pekin. 

Edward William Beardsley, Chattanooga. 

D. Troy Beatty, Chattanooga. 

I — Scientific Course. 2 — Philosophical Course. 

Chattanooga University. 

Belle B'ackford, Chattanooga. 

Maud Conner, .St. Elmo. 

Emma Barton Cooper, Chattanooga. 

Fred. Sylvester Crabbe, St. Elmo. 

John Frank Council, Jr., Chattanooga. 

Warren Dickinson .» . Chattanooga. 

Joseph Haines Dillard, Clay, Ala. 

Hal H. Divine, Chattanooga. 

John Albert Dodds, Chattanooga. 

Minnie Dodson, Chattanooga. 

Bertha Harriet Downing, St. Elmo. 

Charles E. Duncan, Chattanooga. 

Thomas Jefferson Edwards, Rathburn. 

Frank Gardenhire, Chattanooga. 

Thomas Gillespie, Chattanooga. 

Zula Graham, Chattanooga. 

Clifford Fyffe Gregg, Divine. 

David Griffiths, Sale Creek. 

Stanley O'Neil Haskin, McDonald. 

Henry-Mattison Hawk, Epperson. 

Mamie Heine, Bridgeport, Ala 

Shirley Heron, Chattanooga. 

Richard Hill, Chattanooga. 

Anna Elizabeth Hunter, Chattanooga. 

David William Hunter, Chattanooga. 

James Andrew Isbell, Cookeville. 

David Key, Chattanooga. 

O.scar Knox, Charleston. 

Frank Ingraham Lawson, Chattanooga. 

Cicero Majors, Chattanooga. 

Paul Manker, Chattanooga. 

Emma L. Marshall, Chattanooga. 

Ralph Martin, Chattanooga. 

Isaac Hill Miller, Clay, Ala. 

Lena Miller Chattanooga. 

Alice Cary Mills, Chattanooga. 

James C. Mitchell, Fork Vale. 

Joseph A. M'Ree, Soddy. 

William St. George Murray, . Chattanooga. 

Thomas S. Murray, Rockwood. 

> Chattanooga University. 

Lizzie O'Brien, Greenville 

James Patlon South Pittsburg. 

Alice Payne, Chattanooga. 

David Price, Soddy. 

James Pyott, Spring City. 

Elsie Evangeline Reed, Chattanooga. 

W. Lucius Robertson, Chattanooga. 

Mary Rogers, Chattanooga. 

Stiles Scruggs, Knoxville. 

Julian Shipp, Chattanooga. 

Benjamin Simon, Memphis. 

Grace Greenwood Smith, Chattanooga. 

Herbert Milton Sparks, Groesbeck, O. 

Mira D. Steele, Chattanooga. 

John Douglass Stewart, Chattanooga. 

Fred Stivers, Cleveland. 

Nellie Stivers, Chattanooga. 

Harry Milford Thurston, Chattanooga. 

Andrew Ware, Cleveland. 

Hope Warner, Chattanooga. 

Thomas Warner, Chattanooga. 

Nellie Weer, Chattanooga. 

Kitty White, Amnicola. 

Charles Malone Willingham, Chattanooga. 

Dethic Hewitt Wood, Chattanooga. 

Mamie Ames, King's Point. 

Walter Arendale, South Pittsburg. 

James Matthew Bazeniore, Buck Creek, Ga. 

Russell Beene, South Pittsburg. 

Lucie E. Bennett, Chattanooga. 

Anna Burg, Chattanooga. 

Mary Law Burgess, Chattanooga. 

Paul Burris, Chattanooga. 

Ada Canfield, Hill City. 

Abner Cornelius Carroll, Hill City. 

Grace Laurette Carpenter, Chattanooga. 

George S. Clark, Fullens. 

Albert Eldredge Coffin, Chattanooga. 

Chattanooga University. 9 

John Hodge Cole, Matney. 

Clara May Cormany, Chattanooga. 

Mayme Duffy, Chattanooga. 

Daisy F. Freeman, . St. Louis, Mo. 

George Washington Gahagan, .... Chattanooga. 

John Giffe, Chattanooga. 

John L. Graham, Chattanooga. 

William Roger Gwillim, Dayton. 

Belle Hancock, Tyner's Station. 

J. S. Hardin, Decatur. 

Gertrude Haskin, McDonald. 

Benjamin Ephraim Hodge, Sale Creek. 

Will. C. Jackson, Griffiths. 

Alice Johnson, HaK-moon Island. 

Bronce Johnson, Half-moon Island. 

James Columbus Johnson, ...... Half-moon Island 

David Walter Lamon, Harrison. 

Walter A. Lauter, Chattanooga. 

Ralph Randolph Little, Lindside, W. Va. 

William Robert Long, Chattanooga. 

Edgar Lontz, Chattanooga. 

John Hill Matney, Shell Creek. 

Leva McCIung, Chattanooga. 

Joel Newton McCutcheon, Chattanooga. 

Belle McDonald, Snow Hill. 

Benjamin Franklin McGill, Igou's Ferry. 

Oscar B. Minor, Chattanooga. 

J. Leamon Neely, Cleveland. 

H. L. Nestor, Valley Furnace, W. Va 

Ann Padgett, Ooliewah. 

James Patrick, Northport, Ala. 

Jennie Laura Patrick, Urbana, O. 

Thomas Pennebaker, Chattanooga. 

William Howard Pitner, Cohutta, Ga. 

Dudley Potts, Chattanooga. 

D. Richard Rawlings, Chattanooga. 

Hattie IngersoU Rawlings, Chattanooga. 

Augusta Mary Reid, Bowling Green, O. 

William Joseph Robinson, Ireland. 

Luther Gideon Rogers, Cleveland. 

o Chattanooga University. 

Robert Lewis Sella, Gold Hill, N. C. 

Robert G. Sharp, Chattanooga. 

Elias M. Shelton, Birchwood. 

George Woodburg Sherwood, Chattanooga. 

Albert Johnson Smith, Larkinsville, Ala. 

Thomas Eugene Snodgrass, Crossville. 

Polk Tarwater, Rockwood. 

W. C. Thatcher, Jr., Chattanooga, 

Katharine Thomas, • ... Goshen, Ind. 

Amos Tipton, Rockwood. 

Joseph Vance, Chattanooga. 

Linnie Willingham, Chattanooga. 

Carrie \Vat§on Williams, Chattanooga. . 

Clara S. Williamson, Chattanooga. 

Fannie Gray Wilson, Chattanooga. 

Percy Henry Wilson, Chattanooga. 

Grant Yarnell, Harrison. 

Charles Banks, Chattanooga. 

Pleasant Green Butler, Glay, Ala. 

Stella Elizabeth Gary, Ridgedale. 

Maud Chandler, : • • Chattanooga. 

Georgie Chapman, Chattanooga. 

Lizzie Coolidge, Chattanooga. 

Mary Cooper, Chattanooga. 

Charles Divine, Chattanooga. 

Sallie Divine, Chattanooga. 

Leighton Downing, St. Elmo. 

John Ellis Chattanooga. 

Fred Farris, Chattanooga. 

Solomon Geismar, Chattanooga. 

Garrard Harris, St. Elmo, 

Esther Jenkins, Rathburn. 

Orrie Gross Kennedy, Chattanooga. 

Alberta L. Lane, Chattanooga. 

Edward Lilly, Chattanooga. 

David Manker, Chattanooga. 

Rosa Marshall, St. Elmo. 

Charles Fox McCuen, Chattanooga. 

Chattanooga University. 

James Robert McEwen, Jefferson, N. C. 

Ida McNabb, Ooltewah. 

Thomas Holiday Mills, Adamsville. 

William George Nichols, Chattanooga. 

Estelle Otte, Chattanooga. 

Bessie Anna Patton, S. Pittsburg. 

Mollie Elgin Patton, S. Pittsburg. 

Morris McLeod Rathbun, Atlanta, Ga. 

Alice Goodwin Rawlings, Chattanooga. 

Alphonzo Stephen Robbins, Chattanooga. 

Stella Robertson, Chattanooga. 

Charles Wesley Rogers, Cleveland. 

Bessie Edith Rowley, Chattanooga. 

James Macon Shoun, Little Doe. 

Lewis Bolton Smith, . Fairmount. 

Teel Stone, Chattanooga. 

David Henry Swick, Chattanooga. 

Alice Grey Warner, Chattanooga. 

James Elepharse Watson', ... Clay, Ala. 

Charles Wilson, Chattanooga. 

Maggie Wilson, Chattanooga. 

gCK©@lJ @FI TPE@Ij®(3Y. 

Laclede Barrow, Hillsboro, Ohio. 

Pleasant Green Butler, Clay, Ala. 

George S. Clark, Fullens. 

John H. Cole, Matney. 

Joseph H. Dillard, Clay, Ala. 

Jesse Hix Gillespie, Leicester, N. C. 

Cary Shoun Hagaman, Little Doe. 

Stanley O'Neil Haskin, McDonald. 

Henry Mattison Hawk, Epperson. 

John Brownlow Jacobs, Eve Mill. 

James Sawyer Jones, Athens. 

Ralph Randolph Little, Lindside, W. Va. 

Robert Manning Marshall, Middle Creek. 

Thomas Wright Matney, Jr., Shell Creek. 

John Hill Matney, Shell Creek. ' 

.2 Chattanooga University. 

James Robert McEwen, Jefferson, N. C. 

Isaac Hill Miller, Clay, Ala. 

James C. Mitchell, Fork Vale. 

Lewis Morgan, Soddy. 

J. Leamon Neely, Cleveland. 

H. L. Nestor, Valley Furnace, W. Va. 

David Fletcher Osteen, Jr., Unionville. 

Fletcher Reagan, Gatlinburg. 

John Bell Rice, Lot, Kentucky. 

Clifford Eugene Richards, Sidney, Ohio. 

Robert Lewis Selle, Gold Hill, N. C. 

John Jonas Shingler, Huntingdon. 

Andrew Ware, Cleveland. 

James Elepharse Watson, Clay, Ala. 


Lucie E. Bennett, Chattanooga. 

Maud Chandler, Chattanooga. 

John Frank Council, Jr., Chattanooga. 

Coker, Chattanooga. 

Sallie Divine, Chattanooga. 

Mamie Heine, Bridgeport, Ala. 

Anna Elizabeth Hunter, Chattanooga. 

Jennie Laura Patrick, Urbana, Ohio. 

Mira D. Steele, Chattanooga. 

Hope Warner, Chattanooga. 

Clara S. Williamson, Chattanooga. 

George Adams, Chattanooga. 

Kate Crane, Chattanooga. 

Renfrew Wightman Gates, Chattanooga. 

Jennie Tilford, Chattanooga. 


George Adams, Chattanooga. 

Walter Maxwell Connable, Petoskey, Mich. 

Chattanooga University. 13 

, ChaBlotte Theodora Cobleigh, Athens. 

Frank Hooper, Chattanooga. 

David Manker, Chattanooga. 

Edith Manker, Chattanooga. 

Elsie E. Reed, Chattanooga. 

Minnehaha Rife, West Jefi'erson, Ohio. 

Elisha Walden, Chattanooga. 

Hope Warner, Chattanooga. 

Linnie Willingham, Chattanooga. 

Mary Emma Wilson Chattanooga. 


College of Liberal Arts, 26 ; 

Academic Department, 207 

School of Theology, 29 

Musical Department, 17 

Art Department, 10 

Whole number, 289 

Deduct names recounted, 49 

Number of different students, 240 

Residents of Chattanooga, 116; of Tennessee, 207; number 
of other States represented, 14. 

14 Chattanooga University. 


There are three courses of study provided in this de- 
partment : the classical, the philosophical, and the scien- 
tific. The classical course leads to the degree of bachelor 
of arts It covers four years, and is designed to afford 
opportunity for acquiring a good general knowledge of a 
wide range of subjects, embracing ancient and modern 
languages, mathematics, history, natural science, litera- 
ture, and philosophy. The philosophical and the scientific 
courses are, for the present, arranged for three years, and 
lead to the degrees of bachelor of philosophy and bach- 
elor of science, respectively. The aim, in all these courses, 
is general rather than special culture, and a symmetrical 
and carefully graduated development, rather than the ex- 
haustive investigation of a few subjects to the neglect 
of the rest. In all the courses, the prescribed fifteen ex- 
ercises a week, besides rhetoricals, are required. Students 
may elect one or more studies outside their own course, 
if the faculty approve the choice. 


Frequent examinations are required in all the studies 
pursued. When a subject or text-book is completed, a 
final examination tests the student's ability to pass to the 
next in order. Failure to pass in a single study may not 
prevent him from continuing with his class, but the work 
must invariably be made up afterwards. 

A careful record of each student's work is kept, a re- 
port of which is furnished him at the close of each term. 
An average of seventy per cent is required to pass from 

Chattanooga University 15 

any stuclv to the next higher, in computing which the reci- 
tation mark counts twice as much as the examination 
mark. At least fifty per cent must be madt in recitations, 
to admit the student to the final examination. An 
average of ninety-three per cent in any study, entitles 
the student to honors therein. 


All candidates for admission to the freshman class 
in the classical course are examined in the following studies: 

English — Grammar, Composition, and Literature. 

Latin — Grammar and Composition, Mythology, four 
books of Caesar's Commentaries, Sallust's Catiline, six 
books of Virgil's ^neid. 

Greek — Grammar and Composition, Mythology, 
Anabasis, four books. 

Mathematics — Arithmetic, Algebra to Quadratics, 
Plane and Solid Geometry. 

History — United States, General, and Sacred. 

Science — Descriptive and Physical Geography, Phys- 
iology, and Civil Government. 

Candidates for the scientific or the philosophical course 
substitute for Greek one year's work in English Classics 
and one in French or German. 

Candidates for advanced standing are subject to 
examination in all the prescribed antecedent work. In 
suitable cases, substitutes will be accepted. 


Chattanooga University. 


The figures denote the number of weekly exercises 


Latin — Cicero, . . . 
Greek — //ma!, . . . 


Latin — Ltvy, . . . 
Greek — /Nad, .... 
Trigonometry, .... 


Latin — Tacitus, . . . 
Greek — /Had, . . . . 



Latin — /lorace, 

Greek — Plato, 

French or German, . . . . 
Analytical Geometry, . . , 


Latin — Horace, 

Greek- — Demosthenes, . ; 
French or German, . . . 
Analytical Geometry, . . 


Latin — Terence, 

Greek — Detnosthenes, .... 

French or German, 


One English Oration each 



French or German, 5 

Chemistry, 5 

Rhetoric, 4 

English Literature, i 


French or German, 5 

Physics, . 5 

Logic, 4 

English Literature, i 


French or German, 5 

Psychology, 5 

English Literature, 5 


Geology, 5 

Psychology, 4 

Art Criticism, 3 

Butler's Analogy, 3 


Astronomy, 5 

Ethics, 4 

History of Philosopliy, ... 3 

Natural Theology, . ... 3 


3 Political Economy, . . . 

4 History of Civilization, . 

5 History of Philosophy, . 
Evidences of Christianity, 

term throughout the course. 

Chattanooga Univkrsity. 




Latin — Cicero, 5 

German 5 

Algebra, 5 


Latin — Livy, 
German, . . 


Latin — Tacitus, . . . 





Latin — Horace, 

Analytical Geometry, . . . 




Latin — Horace, 

Analytical Geometry, .... 
One English Oration each 

Physics, . 5 

Logic, 4 


Latin — Terence, 3 

Calculus, 3 

English Literature, 4 

Psychology, 5 


Geology, ......... 5 

Psychology, 4 

Art Criticism, 3 

Butler's Analogy, 3 


Astronomy, 5 

Ethics, 4 

History of Philosophy, ... 3 

Natural Theology, 3 


Political Economy, 5 

History of Civilization, ... 3 

History of Philosophy, ... 3 

Evidences of Christianity, . . 4 

term throughout the course. 



Latin — Cicero, 5 

Algebra, 5 

Chemistry, 5 


Latin — Livy, 5 

Trigonometry, 5 

Chemistry, 5 


Latin — Tacitus, 5 

Surveying, 5 

Mineralogy, 5 



Latin — Horace, 3 

Analytical Geometry, .... 3 

Phy.sics, 5 

Biology, 4 


Chattanooga University. 


Latin — Horace, 3 

Analytical Geometry, .... 3 

Physics, 5 

Zoology, 4 


Latin — Terence, 3 

Calculus, 3 

Psychology, 5 

Botany, 4 



Geology, 5 

Rhetoric, 4 

Art Criticism, 3 

Butler's Analogy, 3 


Astronomy, 5 

Ethics, 4 

History of Philosophy, ... 3 

Natural Theology, 3 


Political Economy, 5 

History of Civilization, ... 3 

History of Philosophy, ... 3 

Evidences of Christianity, . . 4 

One English Oration each term throughout the course. 

Chattanooga University. tc> 


In this Department three preparatory courses of 
study are ofiferecl : classical, philosophical, and scientific,, 
of three years each, leading to corresponding courses in the 
College of Liberal Arts. The last two differ from the 
first mainly in the omission of Greek. But all students 
are earnestly advised to be satisfied with nothing less 
than the full classical course. Even if only a limited 
time is available for attendance at school, it will be 
found preferable, in most cases, to take regular work. 

A select course ma\ be pursued by all who desire,, 
provided the work chosen meets the approval of the fac- 
ulty and the hours of recitation do not conflict. 

Promotion and honors are given on the same terms 
as in the Collegiate Department. Report.s of scholarship 
and deportment are made out for each student in the 
middle and at the close of each term. If the parent or 
guardian requests it, these reports will be mailed to him. 



fall' term. 
English Composition. 
History — United States. 
Latin — Lessons. 


English Composition. 
History — United States. 
Latin — Lessons . 



English Composition. 
History — United States. 
Latin — Lessons. 


English Composition. 
History — United States. 
Latin — Lessons. 

Chattanooga University. 


English Composition. 
Civil Government. 
Latin — Lessons. 



History — General. 


Latin — CcBsar and Composition . 

Greek — Lessons. 


H istory — Genej-al, 


Latin — Ccesar and Composition . 

Greek — Lessons. 


History — General. 


Latin — Sallust and Composition. 

Greek — Lessens. 



History — Sacred. 


La^in — Virgil and Mythology. 

Greek — Anabasis and Composition. 


Physical Geography. 


Latin — Virgil and Mythology. 

Greek — Atiabasis and Composition. 


Latin — Cicero 

Greek — Anabasis and Composition. 
Essays and Declamations thr 


English Composition. 
Civil Governmeni. 
Latin — Lessons. 



History — General. 


Latin — Casar and Composition. 

English Classics. 


History — General. 


Latin — Ccrsar and Composition. Classics. 


H istory — General. 


Latin — Sallnst and Composition. 

English Classics. 


History — Sacred. 


Latin — Virgil and Mythology. 



Physical Geography. 


Latin — Virgil and Mythology. 





Latin — Cicero. 
I French. 
ou£[hout each course. 

Chattanooga University. 

DEP^I^'^[fMEN^'3 0P IN3T^aCTI0N- 


Professor Starr. 

The Latin Language still retains its place as the 
foundation of a liberal education. It is a required study 
throughout all the regular courses in the Academic De- 
partment, and during the first two years in the Collegiate. 
The best results are aimed at, in instruction in elementary 
forms, idiomatic expressions, and in securing rapid and 
easy translations. The Roman method of pronunciation 
has been adopted, and candidates for admission to the 
College classes are expected to be familiar with it. Allen 
and Greenough's Latin grammar is the standard authority, 
and the text-books edited in connection with this grammar 
are recommended. 

The study of Greek begins one year later in the course, 
and proceeds side by side with that of Latin. It is required 
in the classical course, which offers a wide range of instruc- 
tion in the standard authors of this immortal literature. 
Goodwin's grammar is the standard, and Ginn Brothers' 
texts are recommended. 


Mr. Steudel. 

The growing demand for instruction in French and 
German has led to the incorporation of these languages in 
the required courses of study. In providing thus for these 
studies, reference is had not only to their practical uses in 
social and professional life, but to their broader utilit iny 
meeting the modern requirements of a liberal education. 
Comfort's German grammar and reader, and Fasquelle's 


Complete French Course, are used, followed by selections 
from standard authors in both languages. 


Mrs. Presnell and Miss Bachman. 

Especial attention is paid to these subjects. The 
iirst preparatory year of all the courses is devoted to a 
thorough review of English grammar, with careful drill in 
■easy composition and elementary rhetoric. In the philo- 
sophical and scientific courses this is followed by a year's 
critical study of English classics, which is intended to be 
an invaluable auxiliary to the acquirement of a correct lit- 
erary taste and st\ le. Advanced rhetoric is taught later in 
the course, and English literature receives a liberal allot- 
ment of time for extended reading and study. Lectures 
are frequently delivered by the professor in charge, and by 
other scholars and specialists, upon the more important 
subjects. American literature is not neglected. Courses 
of colhnteral reading are arranged for those who desire, and 
frequent essays and orations afford opportunity to practice 
the principles learned. The text-books in use during the 
past year have been Reed and Kellogg's Higher Lessons 
in English, selected volumes of the Riverside Classics, 
Adams S. Hill's Rhetoric, and Arnold's English Literature. 


Dr. Manker, Mrs. Presnell, Miss Bachman. 

The course in history covers nearly three years 
United States history is first studied, which is followed 
by a year's work in ancient, mediaeval, and modern his- 
tory. Following this is a study of the history of the Jewish 
nation, according to the sacred Scriptures In connection 
with the general subject, the civil government of our own 

Chattanooga University. 23 

country is made a special line of instruction. The his- 
tory of civilization closes the course in the Senior Colle- 
giate year. The text-books in use are Thalheimer's 
United States, Anderson's General History, Smith's Sa- 
cred History, Young's Government Class-book, and Gui- 
zot's History of Civilization. 


Mr. Robertson. 

This ancient science occupies its usual place of prom- 
inence in our curriculum, being taught throughout the 
preparatory years and during much of the Collegiate, in 
all the courses. Wentworth and Hill's Arithmetic, Olney's 
Algebra, Wentworth's Geometry, Trigonometry, and Sur- 


Professor Hooper. 

The constant effort will be to make this department 
as thorough and practical as possible, enabling the pupil 
fully to comprehend the principles underlying each subject 
and so to unite these as to make all subsequent work both 
easy and delightful. 

Besides the regular required work, classes will be or- 
ganized to take up new branches or to pursue further those 
required, whenever there shall be a sufficient number of 
students desiring so to do. 

Good rooms, conveniently located, have been set apart 
for a laboratory and a museum, and already a good 
beginning has been made in the line of physical and chem- 
ical apparatus. Through the kindness and liberality of 
Prof. P. C. Wilson, of Chattanooga, this department has 
been supplied with an excellent stereopticon and a large 
number of views, illustratory of the subjects of astronomy, 

24 Chattanooga University. 

anatomy, and physiology, and of noted scenery and his- 
torical events. 

Physical Geography is taught during the first term 
of the third academic year. Maury's text (revised edi- 
tion) is used, and the recitations will be accompanied by 
lectures showing the connection between this and kindred 

Instruction is given in anatomy and physiology during 
the third term of the third academic year. The text- 
book used is Martin's Human Body. 

The required work in chemistry is taken in the first 
term of the Freshman year, and those wishing to continue 
the study may do so during the second term of this year. 
Instruction is given by text-book, lectures, and experi- 
ments. So far as practicable, each student will be re- 
quired to perform the experiments for himself, under the 
direction of the teacher. 

The Freshman class takes up mineralogy in the 
third term. This study is required in the scientific course, 
and elective in all others. 

The aim is to familiarize the student with the phys- 
ical character and composition of the common minerals 
and rocks. 

In biology the student studies structural and system- 
atic botany, and structural and systematic zoology, by 
the use of the microscope upon prepared and mounted 
specimens, structural affinities, the ways and means by 
which the various functions of life are carried on, and the 
life history of typical forms are dwelt upon. 

The study of comparative zoology, structural and sys- 
tematic, is pursued during the second term of the sopho- 
more year. An excellent opportunity will be afforded each 
student in this branch for microscopic examinations Or- 
ton's text (revised edition) is used. 

Chattanooga University. 25 

Botany. — During the first six weeks of the term there 
are daily recitations from the text-book, and the remaining 
fonr weeks are spent in analytical and field work. Gray's 
Field, Forest, and Garden Botany is used. 

Physics. — The first term of the junior year is devoted 
to the study of the properties and conditions of matter, 
dynamics, machines, liquids, sound, and light. The sec- 
ond term to pneumatics, electricity, and heat. 

Geology. — The first term of the senior year is de- 
voted to structural, dynamical, and historical geology. 
The text-book (Le Conte's Compend of Geology) is supple- 
mented by lectures. Some attention will also be given to 
applied geology and museum practice. Classes will also 
be formed in the geology of Tennessee, which will enable 
the pupil to obtain a good idea of the rock formations and 
wonderful mineral resources of the State. 

The course in descriptive astronomy extends through 
the second term of the senior year. It aims not only to 
give a general knowledge of the heavenly bodies, but to 
give such information concerning them as will acquaint 
the student with the methods of determining the figure, 
size, density, distance, motions, and physical constitution 
of the bodies constituting the solar system ; the nature of 
comets and meteors, with their relations to the solar sys- 
tem j the nature of the stellar universe, and the various 
theories concerning the formation of the solar and stellar 


Professor Le'wis. 

The cognate subjects under these general heads, in 
the course of study, have been carefully selected and 
arranged. Psychology is begun in the junior year as the 
basis of subsequent work. A practical knowledge of the 
phenomena and faculties of the human soul is sought. 

26 Chattanooga University. 

especially of consciousness, rational intuition, perception, 
and the will. The bearing of a true psychology upon the 
other sciences, the art of teaching, success in all the learned 
professions, individual well-being, morals, and religion, and 
its value in neutralizing the exclusively practical tendencies 
of the age, are emphasized throughout. Butler's Analogy 
of religion to the constitution and course of nature is 
studied in the senior year. Space is also given to aesthet- 
ics, in order that the culture of the taste may not be 
neglected. The principles of man's nature, as addressed 
by the fine arts, are presented, together with an exposition 
of the elementary principles of criticism of drawing, sculp- 
ture, architecture, painting, landscape-gardening, and the 
decorative arts. Moral science is carefully taught, the 
supreme authority of conscience advocated, and the pre- 
cepts of positive authority explained and fortified. In nat- 
ural theology the scientific theories of recent years that 
"have tended to make the basis of theism the focal point 
of the thought of the age," are examined, and the natural 
evidences of the being and attributes of God are set forth. 
This study is followed by that of the evidences of Chris- 
tianity, embracing the supernatural testimony of revelation. 
Finally, the history of philosophy is read, as the long 
search of the human soul for the ultimate causes of phe- 
nomena. An outline of each of the great systems is pre- 
sented, its place in the current of thought fixed, and its 
influence upon subsequent systems noted. 

Instruction in this department is given by questions, 
lectures, diagrams, and informal conversations. The text- 
books are Schuyler's Empirical and Rational Psycliology, 
Malcom's Butler's Analogy, Samson's Art Criticism, 
Hickok's Moral Science, Valentine's Natural Theology, 
Hopkins's Evidences of Christianity, and Schwegler's 
History of Philosophy. 

Chattanooga University. 27 


The design of the School of Theology is to aid 
young men who are called to preach, in thoroughly pre- 
paring themselves for the Christian ministry. 

Candidates for admission must present their creden- 
tials as licentiates, or satisfactory testimonials from the 
proper officers or authorities of their respective Churches^ 
that they are suitable persons to be admitted to a course 
of study in preparation for holy orders. 

Such persons will be admitted to the Theological 
School, and if necessary to classes in the College of Lib- 
eral Arts, free of tuition. 

The regular course of study, leading to the degree of 
B. D., occupies three full years, and for its successful 
prosecution, requires a previous course of collegiate 

For the benefit of young men who can not take both 
the collegiate and the theological course, a Biblical course 
has been arranged, which provides for one year's work in 
academic studies, following this with a careful selection in 
higher English branches, general and Church history, 
theology in its several departments, together with three 
years' systematic study in the English Bible itself. 

This course offers special advantages to candidates 
for the ministry who can spend only a short time in school, 
and who desire to pursue a select course in academic, 
collegiate, and theological studies, without the ancient lan- 
guages and higher mathematics. 


Chattanooga University. 

C®ai^3E3 @P gTaDY. 



English Composition. 
U. S. History, Civil Government. 

Sacred History, Physical Geog- 
raphy, Physiology. 

Bible, from creation to death of 

General History. 
English Classics. 
Rhetoric, Logic, Psychology. 


Bible, from death of Solomon to 
end of Old Testament. 



General Introduction to the 
study of the Holy Scrip- 

Critical and Exegetical study of 
the Gospels in die original 


Old Testament History. 
New Testament History. 
Biblical Geography, Chronology, 
and Archaeology. 


General Introduction to the 
Science of Theology. 


History of the Christian Church. 

Butler's Analogy, Natural The- 
ology, Evidei.ces of Chris- 

Hermeneutics, Homiletics, Ec- 
clesiastical Law. 


Bible, New Testament. 

Systematic Theology. 

Church Polity, Ethics, Political 

History of Methodism, Meihod- 

ist Discipline, The Christian 



Sources of Theology. 

Revelation, Inspiration, Mira- 
cles, Prophecyi 

God — The Divine Attributes, 
The Trinity, Christology, 
Holy Ghost. 


Practical Elocution, Voice-cul- 
ture, Hymn and Scripture 



Critical and Doctrinal Study of 
the Acts and Epistles in the 
original Greek. 

Chattanooga University. 


Hebrew Grammar, with Select 
Readings from the Penta- 


General Church History — Rapid 
Growth of the Early Church, 
Persecutions, Heresies, Con- 
troversies, Councils, Creeds. 

Establishment, Culmination, Cor- 
ruption, and Decline of the 

The Reformation. 

Modern Churches — Roman, 
Protestant ; Established, In- 


Man — His Creation and Prime- 
val State. 

The First Sin, and its Conse- 

The Plan of Salvation, Atone- 
ment; Theories, Extent, 
Actual and Possible Benefits, 
Probation, P r e v e n i e n t 
Grace, Justification, Regen- 
eration, Sanctification. 

Conditions of Salvation: Re- 
pentance, Faith, Obedience, 


Homiletics — The Call to the 
Ministry, Qualifications, 
Special Preparation. 

Composition and Delivery of 

Exegetical and Sermonic Praxis. 

The Pastoral Office and Func- 


Hebrew — Critical Studies in Job, 
Psalms, and the Prophets. 

Progressive Development of Doc- 
trine in the Old and New 

Science of Interpretation. 

Comparative Theology. 


History of Bible, Tract, and 
Temperance Societies, 
Missions, Sunday-schools, 
Christian Benevolence and 

History of Methodism. 

History of Doctrines. 


Eschatology — Immortality, In- 
termediate State, Resurrec- 
tion, General Judgment, 
Retribution, Endless Felic- 
ity, The Lost. 


Church Polity, Ecclesiastical Law. 

Administration of Discipline in 
the Methodist Episcopal 

The Christian Minister in his 
Relation to Sunday-school, 
Educational, Temperance, 
Missionary, and other Be- 
nevolent and Reformatory 

Practical Elocution, Voice-cul- 
ture, Hymn and Scripture 
Reading, and Preaching. 

30 Chattanooga University. 


In this department, the University aims to furnish 
musical instruction of a high order ; and so to systematize 
and diversify the work, that not only rapid progress will 
be made by the student, but also that his musical culture 
may be well founded, broad, and thorough. 

The school year is divided into three terms of twelve 
weeks each. 

Two lessons a week, of forty-five minutes each, will 
be given to each pupil at regular intervals. 

The branches taught are the Pianoforte, Pipe Organ, 
Voice, Harmony, and Theory. 

Harmony will be taught in classes of four, having 
two lessons a week of an hour each. 

Theory will be taught in classes of six ; having two- 
lessons a week of an hour each. 

The following is the course laid out for each branch: 


'I'he first three or four weeks to be devoted to the 
acquiring of correct position of the hand and to the devel- 
opment of the power and independence of each finger, ex- 
planations of musical notations, rhythm, slow trills, and 
five-finger exercises. 

Grade I. — (Text-books.) — New England Conserva- 
tory Method Books I and II ; Lebert and Stark, Books I 
and II ; Finger Exercises, by Schmitt, Kullak, etc.; Part 
of Turner's Scales, etc.; Studies and easy pieces by Schu- 
mann, op. 68 ; Kohler, op. 50 ; Berens' Duvernoy, op. 120 : 
Guriitt, Reinecke ; Krause, op. 2, Book I ; Doring, op. 8 : 

Chattanooga University. 31 

Lichner, Emery, Meyer, Kuhlau, Clementi ; Loeschorn, op. 
52 ; Heller, etc. 

Grade II. — Scales in 3ds, 6ths, loths, Arpeggios, etc., 
executed in moderate tempo ; Bertini, op. 29 ; Heller, op. 
47 and 45; Czerny, op. 299; Turner, op. 28; Turner, 
13 Easy Octave Studies ; Turner, 24 Studies, op. 30 ; Vogt, 
op. 145 ; Krause, op. 5 ; Sonatinas, Sonatas, and easier 
pieces, by Clementi, Kuhlau, Kohler, Kirchner, Reinecke, 
Schumann, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Bach, Chopin, Mosz- 
kowski, Mozart, Haydn, Tschaikovvski, Grieg, Bee- 
thoven, etc. 

Grade IH. — Scales, Arpeggios, etc., continued. 
Bach's 2-part inventions ; Raff, 30 Progressive Studies ; 
Kullak's Octave School, Book I ; Tausig's Daily Studies ; 
Cramer's Studies ; Part of Bach's well-tempered Clavi- 
chord ; 4-hand pieces by Rubinstein, op. 50 ; Hoffmann, 
Handel, Moszkowski, and Wollenhaupt's Stories of No- 
comis; Sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven; Concert 
pieces by Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Grieg, Mendel- 
ssohn, Turner, Weber, Moszkowski, Reinecke, Bach, 
Saint- Sains, Liszt, etc. 


Grade 1. — (Text-books.) — Stainer's Organ Primer; 
Whiting's First Six Months on the Organ ; Whiting's First 
Twenty- four Studies {two books); Rink's Chorals, edited 
by Geo. E. Whiting; Whiting's " Twenty Preludes, Post- 
ludes," etc.; Hymns, Ancient and Modern. 

Grade II. — Accompaniments for choirs, Church use, 
etc., selected from the best Church music ; Bach's Easy 
Preludes and Fugues ; Rink's Organ School (Books I 
and II); The Organist, by Whiting & Southard, and the 
easier pieces by Guilmant, Saint-Sains, Best, Smart, Silas, 
Mendelssohn, Batiste, Wely, Merkel, etc. 

32 Chattanooga University. 

Grade III. — Accompaniments continued, Masses, 
Ciiants, and Oratorio; Lemmen's Organ School, Book II ; 
Best's Collection of Original Compositions for Church use; 
Best's Arrangements ; Bach, part of Vol. I, Sonatas No. 2, 
6, and 3 ; Mendelssohn ; Rink's Organ School-book 5, 
Fugues and Concert Pieces by Bach, Guilmant, Batiste, 
Gounod, Best, Whiting, Merkel, Rheimberger, Lemmeos, 
Mendelssohn, etc. 


Will consist first of exercises for the development of the 
voice, position of the mouth, respiration, etc. 

Text-books — Art of Singing, by Maretzek, Perring & 
Rudolphsen ; Exercises from Concone, Aprile, Marchesi, 
Sicber, Nava, Rubini. 

The study of English, French, German, and Italian 
Songs, by Buck, Sullivan, Chadwick, Chopin, Guonod, 
Henschel, Schubert, Schumann, Franz, Lassen, Jensen, 
Pinsuti, Rubinstein, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, etc. 

Selections from The Oratorios of Gounod, Mendel- 
ssohn, Handel, and Haydn, and from the operas of Gluck, 
Weber, Rossini, Meyerbeer, Gounod, Mozart, Thomas, 
Flotow, Donizetti, Verdi, Wagner, etc. 


Course in Intervals, formation of the major and 
minor scales, formation of the triads, with their inversions, 
chords of the 9th, nth, etc., 7th chords and their inver- 
sions, altered chords, modulations, suspensions, organ 
point, passing notes and chords, harmonization of melo- 
dies, three and four part writing, formation of an accom- 
paniment to given melody ; choral writing, exercises in 5, 
6, 7, and 8 part writing. 

Text-books — Elements of Harmony, by Stephen A. 

Chattanooga University. 33 

Emery; Richter's Manual of Harmony (translated by 
J. P. Morgan); Richter's Additional Exercises (translated 
by Morgan). 


Acoustics, Rhythm, Tempo, The Orchestra, its For- 
mation, Description of the Orchestral Instruments, Musical 
Notations, its History, etc. Analysis of the old dance 
music. Rise of the Sonata, its form, constructions, etc. 
Analysis of the Sonatas, Symphonies, etc., of Mozart 
Beethoven; Analysis of the Fugue and Canon. 

Explanations of the works of the great composers. 
In connection with the above, a course of reading, selected 
from the best musical literature, will be required of the 

In addition to the regular course of instruction, it is 
the intention of the Director to have numerous concerts 
of the best piano, organ, vocal, and violin music, 
throughout the year, in many of which the more advanced 
students will be expected to participate. 

A Question and Answer Class will be organized ta 
meet once a week, when questions (anonymous), which 
have been deposited in a box during the week, provided 
for that purpose, will be discussed and answered. 

Should there be enough applicants, a Chorus Class 
will be organized to meet once or twice a week, for the 
practice of English glees, ovations, and operatic cho- 
ruses, church music, etc. 

These classes will he f?'ee to all students studying one 
or more branches of music, and will be of great benefit 
to them. 

34 Chattanooga University, 


In this depaitrnent instruction is furnished in drawing, 
crayon, portraiture, water-color, lustre, oil, and china paint- 
ing. The studio is large and well lighted, and provided 
with art-furniture, models, and studies. Those who have 
availed themselves of the opportunities for culture afforded 
by this department, have made rapid progress, and pro- 
duced pictures showing excellent taste and skill. The 
pencil and the brush are not only the implements of an 
elegant accomplishment, but of a practical art. In this 
day of universal ornamentation, the designer's skill finds 
wide scope ; and the paths of industrial art are open both 
to men and women. The method of instruction is simple 
and natural, adapted to the individual needs of each pupil, 
and supplemented by lectures and diagrams. 

Chattanooga University. 35 



/^ The Chattanooga University opened its doors for the \ 

reception of students September 15, 1886. The object of 
its establishment was to provide the very best facilities for 
thorough culture in all departments of learning. Five 
schools have already been organized, and courses of in- 
struction arranged in Academic, Collegiate, Theological, 
Musical, and Art work. 

Fifteen years ago, Drs. Cobleigh, Fuller, Pearne, 
Spence, and their coadjutors in the Central South, under- 
standing the educational wants of this section, developed 
the grand idea of a University that should be The Central 
Institution for the Holston, Central Tennessee, Alabama, 
Georgia, Blue Ridge, and Virginia Conferences of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church. In course of time this idea 
gathered such force that a committee, representing these 
conferences, was raised to select a location^ for such a 
Central University ; and this committee, after visiting the 
three cities that seemed most eligible, expressed its prefer- 
ence as follows: i^/rj/, Chattanooga ; Second, Knoxville j 
Third, Athens. The Freedmen's Aid Society, which, rep- 
resenting the Methodist Episcopal Church in its educa- 
tional work in the South, was to provide the 
property, concurred with the locating committee in its first 
choice, namely, Chattanooga. This selection was subse- 
quently approved by the Holston and other Conferences, 
and the Freedmen's Aid Society proceeded to secure suf- 
ficient land, and put up an adequate building. The result 
is the best structure owned by our Church in the South, 

36 Chattanooga University. 

and a property for which fully $90,000 has been ex- 
pended — chiefly the offering of our Methodism to her 
Southern educational work in the Central South — that the 
conferences named may have the Central University which 
has been the dream and hope of their wisest and best men. 
A full school has been the appreciative response to this 
good and munificent work of our Church, and this great 
enterprise starts most auspiciously upon its high career. 


Chattanooga, the seat of the University, already a 
historic city, is one of the most enterprising places in the 
South, and is centrally located and easy of access. The 
University grounds comprise twelve acres in the residence 
portion of the city, so elevated that they command an un- 
obstructed view of Mount Lookout, Missionary Ridge, and 
Walden's Ridge, with glimpses of the Tennessee River. 
Statistics show the city to be healthful, and the University 
has a most favorable location — one that will be conducive 
to the health of its teachers and students. 


Is A four-story brick structure, with a stone basement — 120 
feet front by 100 feet deep — containing over eighty rooms, 
besides wardrobes, bath-rooms, and every modern conven- 
ience. The architectural beauty of the building is marked 
by all, and the internal arrangement and finish are not 
surpassed, if equaled, by any school-building in the South. 
The plan is the result of long experience and wide obser- 
vation in the educational field, and the chief aim has been 
to provide for the comfort, convenience, and health of the 
teachers and students. The entire building will be lighted 
by gas, supplied with water, and heated by steam, thereby 
.securing the largest degree of safety, as well as comfort. 

Chattanooga University. 37 


The University is already able to offer a fair measure 
of assistance to students by means of current newspapers, 
books of reference, natural history specimens, maps, charts, 
globes, and physical and chemical apparatus. By the gen- 
erosity of Professor P. C. Wilson, A. M., a valuable stere- 
opticon has been placed in the Hall, and a large number 
of instructive views have been exhibited to the students. 
Pianos are provided for musical practice, and a large 
variety of studies and models, for students in art. 

The importance of these general accessories to the 
work of instruction is highly estimated, and large additions 
of books and periodicals, as well as scientific specimens 
and appliances, will be constantly made. 


These should be clearly understood. In general, 
every student, by the act of application for admission, 
agrees to the willing performance of all duties prescribed 
by the University, and to govern himself according to its 
rules. His signature in the matriculation-book is given 
as his personal pledge to this agreement, and no student 
may be admitted to any of the privileges of the University 
without such matriculation. Candidates for admission 
must present satisfactory testimonials of good character. 
Those who have been members of other institutions must 
present certificates of honorable dismissal and satisfactory 
proof of being qualified for the classes which they propose 
to enter. Although most students may and should pro- 
pose for themselves a regular course of study in some de- 
partment, yet large liberty is allowed in the selection of 
work, to any who may desire instruction in a single branch 
or in special lines. It is quite feasible for many whose 
time is partially occupied with business or domestic duties, 

38 Chattanooga University. 

to pursue special studies in the University, with great profit 
to themselves. All students, however, assume the obliga- 
tions above referred to, and are bound by them until re- 
leased by the expiration of the session, or regularly dis- 
missed by the president. 


This is primarily the duty of the student himself, and 
its responsibilities are not sought by the faculty. The 
University is not a reformatory institution, and it would be 
seriously impeded in its educational work if it should 
spend its strength in struggling with mischievous and re- 
fractory youth. It offers no substitute for earnest and 
patient work, and desires none other than upright and 
honorable students. If the student is disposed to work 
he will receive judicious and faithful assistance from his 
instructors ; if he should become careless and fall into 
transgression, he will receive a kind remonstrance and 
patient forbearance for a time ; but if he persistently re- 
fuses to govern himself, the faculty will not hesitate to 
sever his connection with the University. 


Two literary societies have been organized among 
the students, the Demosthenean and the Waldenean, and 
have been profitably maintained thus far. Each has been 
assigned a commodious hall in the University building, 
which it has handsomely furnished and used for weekly 
meetings. Joint public sessions are held in the chapel 
from time to time, which have been attended by large 

The Manker Theological Society was organized in 
the fall. It occupies a richly furnished room on the first 
floor of University Hall, and possesses a valuable library, 

Chattanooga University. 39 

which will be constantly enlarged. It holds weekly meet- 
ings whose programs are specially arranged with reference 
to the best discipline of young ministers, and has already 
proved to be a valuable auxiliary to the other means of 
culture afforded by the University. 

Visits of eminent scholars and professional men have 
been of frequent occurrence, many of whom have favored 
us with one or more lectures or addresses. Among these, 
the past year, have been Bishop Bowman, Bishop Foss, 
Bishop Walden, Bishop Mallalieu, Bishop Fowler, Dr. 
R. S. Rust, Mrs. Dr. R. S. Rust, Dr. J. H. Bayliss, Dr. 
Earl Cranston, Dr. J. Braden, Dr. R. Keeler, Rev. John 
S. Barnitz, Dr. T. C. Carter, Prof W. P. Thirkield, Prof. 
P. C. Wilson, Prof. Walter Gregg, Dr. James Mitchell, 
Rev. A. B. Riker, Dr. L. W. Munhall, Dr. Frank T. 
Smith, Rev. C H. Mead, and Prof. A. A. Hopkins. 

The religious influence of the school is carefully 
guarded. Two prayer-meetings are maintained by the 
students, with occasional song services on Sunday. All 
boarding students are required to attend the Church of 
their choice every Sunday morning, and they generally at- 
tend Sunday-school and other services. A prayer service is 
held in the chapel every morning, which all students are 
required to attend. 


A first-class Boarding Department is maintained in 
the University building, furnishing accommodations for 
about one hundred students. Most of the rooms accom- 
modate two students each, and all are provided with 
steam and gas fixtures, bedstead, springs, mattress, pil- 
lows, blankets, comforts and linen, dresser, washstand, 
table, chairs, and mosquito-bar. The dining-hall, kitchen, 
and laundry are large and thoroughly equipped for at 

40 Chattanooga University. 

least one hundred and twenty-five students. They are 
under the supervision of an experienced housekeeper. 
Boarding-students are under the special care of the resi- 
dent members of the faculty. The young ladies are re- 
sponsible to the preceptress, who gives them her constant 
attention and assistance. The design of this Department 
is to furnish a pleasant and comfortable home for stu- 
dents, at the lowest possible cost. 

The sanitary arrangements of the building are per- 
fect, and the health, the manners, and the morals of 
students are faithfully guarded. Professor Hooper is the 
superintendent of this Department. 


Reference to the table following will show these to 
be very low. The Methodist Episcopal Church, in the 
maintenance of this University, is making it possible to 
secure superior educational advantages at rates within the 
reach of any youth of health and energy. Thousands of 
successful ventures have proved it entirely practicable to 
enter upon a course of study with little or no accumulated 
means, and to prosecute it successfully. The way opens 
before earnest and consecrated young men and women. A 
city like Chattanooga affords many opportunities for em- 
ployment, and most people are glad to help worthy young 
men and women help themselves. Boarding is the 
principal item of expense, and this is furnished at less than 
half the usual rates. The tuition fees are low, and books 
are not necessarily numerous nor costly. Laundry work 
is done in the institution at cost, and these comprise the 
necessary expenses of the student. Much of the work re- 
quired in the care of the Hall and grounds, is done by 
students, whose applications are preferred to those of out- 
side persons, and honored as the mark of self-reliance and 
genuine manhood. 

CjJATTANOOGA University. 41 



Academic Department, per Term, " . . ;Sio 

(Or ^30 a Year.) 

College of Liberal Arts, per Term, ^lo 

School of Theology, Free 

Art Department, per Term, $10 to $20 

Musical Department, per Term — 

Piano, Organ, or Voice, private, ;?20 

Harmony, class, $12 

Theory, class, $10 

Use of Piano for practice, I3 

Theological students and the children of all ministers 
engaged in regular pastoral work may have free tuition in 
the Academic and Collegiate Departments. 


Academic Department, $3 

College of Liberal Arts, $5 


Table board is furnished at two dollars a week. 


Is charged at fifty cents a week. This includes heat and 
light. All damage to rooms or furniture is charged to 


All bills are payable in advance, one-half at the be- 
ginning, and the other half at the middle of each term. 


42 Chattanooga University. 


The following Degrees were conferred June 8, 1887 : 
Master of Arts, upon Rev. J. J. Robinette, Cleveland. 
Bachelor of Arts, upon Fletcher Reagan, Gatlinburg. 
Bachelor of Philosophy, upon Samuel Lee Haworth, 
Newmarket, and Olive Rathmell, Lockbourne, O. 


The following Honors were awarded : 

Latin — Nellie Weer, T. B. Stapp, Percy Wilson, Fan 
nie Wilson, Mary Wilson, J. H. Gillespie, Theda Cobleigh, 
Rubia Shanefelter, T. M. Griffin. 

Greek — D. L. Caulkins, H. B. Caulkins, R. M. Mar- 
shall, T. W. Matney, Jr., J. H. Gillespie. 

French — Leva McClung, J. H. Gillespie, Grace Car- 
penter, Jennie Patrick, Kittie Thomas. 

German— -yidiViA Chandler, J. H. Gillespie, Hewitt 
Wood, John Stewart. 

English — Charles McCuen, Nellie Weer, A. J. Tipton. 

Rhetoricals~-^€\^\& Weer, J. S. Jones, S. L. Haworth, 
R. M. Marshall, D. L. Caulkins, Fletcher Reagan. 

General History — W. Wunschow, W. W. Young, Nellie 

History of Civilization — S. L. Haworth. 

Arithmetic — Charles McCuen, Mac Rathbun, Lizzie 

Mathematics — D. W. Hunter, Hewitt Wood, Russell 
Beene, R. Rawlings, Paul Burris, Nellie Stivers, Nellie 
Weer, Fannie Wilson, Nettie Bardshar, A. C. Carroll, 

Chattanooga University. 43 

James Pyott, A. J. Tipton, Mary Wilson, W. C Garden- 
hire, T. B. Stapp, D. L. Caulkins. 

Geography — Lizzie Coolidge. 

Algebra— ^N. C. Gardenhire, G. F. Milton, T. B. Stapp, 
Mary Wilson. 

Botany~T. M. Griffin. 

Natural Philosophy — A. J. Tipton. 

Chemistry — W. W. Young. 

Geology — Mary Wilson. 

Psychology — Samuel L. Haworth. 

Art Criticism — Emma L. Davis. 


Entrance Examinations, Tuesday, September 13th. 
Fall Term begins Wednesday, September 14th. 
Fall Term closes Thursday, December 2 2d. 

Winter Term begins Wednesday, January 4th. 
Winter Term closes Thursday, March 2 2d. 
Spring Term begins Monday, March 26th. 
Annual Meeting of Trustees, Tuesday, June 5th. 
Commencement, Wednesday, June 6th. 




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